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Hybrid Tea Rose, Large-flowered Climbing Rose, Romantica Rose 'Colette'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Colette
Additional cultivar information:(PP9994, aka MEIroupis, Colette, Genevieve, John Keats)
Hybridized by Meilland
Registered or introduced: 1996
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Hybrid Tea

Modern Climber


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly


Trained to climb

Trained on pillar

Patent Information:


Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Long Beach, California

San Jose, California

San Marino, California

Sebastopol, California

Lake City, Florida

Elba, New York

Rhinebeck, New York

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 1, 2009, JasperDale from Long Beach, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I don't know why this rose is classified as a HT, as it blooms in clusters like a Floribunda (for me at least...).
This is a great rose. Extremely generous with blooms, great fragrance, and perfect for a small arbor or trellis. Wonderful "quartered" effect. Great disease resistance.
In my zone, it starts out very dark peachy pink and fades to a soft pink. Best color in cooler weather, but does pretty well in summer heat as well.
Highly reccommended !


On Jun 11, 2008, dancingbear27 from Elba, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This rose is very hardy. It is just covered with huge roses. I call them antique pink. They are a light pink with a hint of mauve to them resembling cabbage roses. Just gorgeous.